In October, Apple introduced a new generation of compact Mac mini, and on November 7 they officially went on sale. Of course, the novelty was in the hands of the journalists of different media — they have already shared their views. Also, the device fell into the hands of enthusiasts who, despite the warnings Apple has tried to disassemble the computer and change the RAM. Turns out it’s no big deal.
Instructions for the disassembly of the Mac mini 2018 published on the website iFixit. With special tools like screwdrivers TR6 Torx Security, the process takes about 10 minutes. The procedure is a little different from the disassembly of the Mac Mini 2014 release, but there are some nuances.
Replacement of RAM begins with the removal of the bottom cap and unscrewing the antenna Board. Then on the way to RAM are cooler and motherboard — they too must gently unhook and move aside. Further, a detachable cell with straps of RAM, which pulled out after removing the rubber stabilizers and pressing on the spring clips.
Free connectors, you can insert a memory 8, 16 or 32GB from any third party. Thus the RAM can be expanded up to 64 GB. Reassemble the Mac mini is carried out by the above procedure, but in reverse.
It is noteworthy that in case of failure of the self-improved Mac mini it will be difficult to take to a service center. The fact that employees have every right to deny warranty repairs find inside other people’s memory. On the other hand, with careful approach it is possible to significantly save on service centers.